2 Large Enchanting Silver Fish Troll Beads

      Vibrant Purple & Green Flower Metal Troll Bead




4 Unusual Hot  Red Carved Cinnabar Buddha Beads 



How Charm Beads Can Make You Money, Who is MrBead + July's Gem: Ruby & Onyx


This month is how to profit from charm beads, who is MrBead, & July's birthstone ruby.  Scroll down, or click one of the links below.  To go to our Bead Store click MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk

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How Charm Beads Can Bring You Money
Who is MrBead?
Ruby - July's Birthstone
July's Alternate Gemstone - Onyx
$12 or £7 Discount

How Charm Bead Magic Can Make You Money

Troll BeadsCharm beads have always been popular. However, the increasing desire for troll beads have brought charms to the top of fashion. There's been an explosion of different brands and styles covering everything imaginable. With prices ranging from cheap colored plastic beads, to gold and silver charms costing hundreds-of-dollars each.

Troll BeadsMythical CreaturesIt's this variation with charm bead bracelets that make them so appealing. Customers' love to use their imagination designing their own bracelet. People like a unique style that expresses the way they dress, their birth date or desires. They choose individual charms carefully to bring them luck, or as a set theme, like the time of year.


How to Sell Charm Beads

Cash in on this new desire brought about by costly marketing from Pandora, Tedora in Italy, SimSars, and Truth.

You can make money from charm beads in a number of ways. They're especially fashionable with children right now. So if you sell at children's parties, schools, or for parents' to buy as presents, you're already onto a winner.

2 Blank Charm Bangles - for Troll Beads2 Flexable Blank Charm Bracelets - for Troll BeadsTroll Bead BraceletAnother way to sell charm beads is to make up bracelets to order right away, while the customer waits. You can do this at jewelry parties, craft fairs, schools, jewelry-making workshops, market stalls, boot or garage sales, and just about anywhere else people buy beads.

All you need is a little stand with a table to display and make up from, plus lots of charm beads and the empty bangles. However, it's important to make your display stand out to attract buyers. Hang finished bracelets imaginatively and attractively, with lots of bright lights if you're selling inside.

Separate the different charm beads using a fishing-tackle or tool box, or glass jars. To create interest, make neat little printed cards, explaining the mythology of some of the charms - you can find this out in Google.

Let the customer choose what beads they want in their bracelet, then make them up on blank bangles while they wait. Charge per charm + the blank bangle - that way you make more! For instance:

US$6 for the bangle + $2 per charm - so a bracelet of six charms would be $18.

Troll Beads
Magical Troll Ring BeadTroll Purse BeadTroll Bead ElephantFrog Toll BeadTroll Bead
These type of charm beads are very popular. Each bead is enchanting with its own magic and history. The design, inspired from mythology, astrology, fairy tales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity; and last but not least, familiar everyday living.

With imagination and creativity you can personalize jewelry for a particular person or market, giving others the opportunity to be part of the story.

Tell your customers' to choose the beads that remind them of a special person or memory, or a particular time of year.

50 Silver Metal Rondell Crystal Spacers
50 Silver 9-Petal Bead Spacers - 92550 Dotted Octagon Bead Spacers - 92540 Fine Small Leaf Spacers - 925Add spacers or other little extras for free - to make the customer feel valued and the bracelet look more professional. If you can build up a crowd waiting, then this will attract more business.

Zodiac Beads
Mythical Chinese Zodiac Beads
Year of the ChickenChinese New Year PendantChinese New Year PendantYear of the Monkey
Chinese or Western zodiac beads are ideal to combine with other charm beads. Choose the animal for the year of birth the design is intended for.  For our Chinese zodiac beads click MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk.

To see our Troll Beads click
MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk
For our spacer beads click
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Who is MrBead?

MrBeadI was born in 1957 in Luton, 30-miles north of London, UK.   At 18 I left art school to work for a newspaper, before establishing a photographic studio.  I grew a mustache to look older!

Bored and in debt from fast cars and holidays, I shut shop and traveled overland to China.  I’ve been there ever since, commuting between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.   I came online in 1997 when Britain lost Hong Kong, and built my first shop there on a 10-inch laptop - the only machine to fit my tiny Mong Kok room. 

Later I moved to the mainland, 20-floors above huge bead wholesalers.  Knowing nothing about beads, I brought whatever looked attractive and searched online before listing them on eBay. 

MiMiWroxham, Norfolk, UKI spend about 6-days in China, followed by similar in Hong Kong – commuting 3-hours door-to-door by taxi and train to Hong Kong, where most items are mailed. The train to Canton travels at 200 km-an-hour!  My wife Mi Mi buys in China and my mother helps with British orders in Luton, UK.



MrBead ShowMiMi & NigelI usually work every day for over 80-hours a week, taking a few days off every month for short holidays in Asia. Too long really, but I enjoy it!  MiMi and I also spend about 90-days a year in the UK where we exhibition at local bead fairs and enjoy cruising the Norfolk Broads on our boat there. We also own a holiday cottage in Wroxham, Norfolk, UK, and a flat in Norwich.



We operate three premium stores powered by Miva software: MrBead.com, OnlineOriental.com and AwesomeRings.com; two Market Works stores, one in US dollars and one in GB pounds; and four eBay stores - under 'jensen4', 'betterbead', 'gothic-uk', 'awesomerings', and 'mrbead-uk'.

The hardest part of the whole job is to understand customer's problems, especially payments that don't make clear what they are for. This takes a lot of time. It is also costly looking after apartments in three different countries, and surprisingly difficult and expensive obtaining visas for us to continue travelling in Mainland China.

Thanks for all your business,                  

Nigel Mckay                         to top

Ruby – July’s Birthstone         ruby earrings

Ruby ChokerLike a perfect red rose, the Ruby's rich color speaks of love and passion.  July's birthstone is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. The Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil.  It was thought to grow darker when danger was imminent, and to return to its original color once safe.

ruby beadsThe word Ruby comes from the Latin "ruber," meaning red.  Ruby is the hardest mineral after diamond, a variety of the mineral Corundum, and is found as crystals within metamorphic rock.  It comes in a variety of colors, and is called a sapphire in any color except red.  Rubies range in hue from an orangey red to a purplish red, but the most prized gems are a true red.  Large rubies are very rare and valuable.  The most beautiful crystals are thought to be from Burma, but they are also found in many other countries.

Ruby RocksRubies were thought to represent heat and power.  Ancient tribes used the gem as bullets for blowguns, and it was said that a ruby would boil water instantly.  Ground to powder, this crystal was used as a cure for indigestion - and it has been said that the ruby's red glow comes from an internal flame that cannot be extinguished, making a gift of this stone symbolic of everlasting love.  And if worn on the left hand, ancient lore has it that the ruby will bring good fortune to its wearer.     

July's Alternate Gemstone - Onyx

Large Black Sardonyx Flat Oval Beads - Highly Polished!9 Snazy Onyx Teardrop Beads - Long & Unusual!The Romans, Italians and Hebrew all have a different gemstone for July - Onyx.

Onyx is a term used for several stones. It has been dyed since ancient time, with the popular pure black variety, being dyed microcrystalline quartz. Its natural color is usually brown, white or grey. And onyx used in architecture isn't a form of quartz at all, but a type of limestone marble. Onyx is very similar to agate. With straight bands of brown, white or black, where agate has curved bands of many colors.

Gleaming Black Onyx Pumpkin BeadsAlthough regarded as protective, onyx has a reputation as a stone of discord. Onyx was worn to cool the ardors of love, probably because it helps to balance the mind and emotions. Not only avoided by lovers, but also at night, as it provoked nightmares. However, it does improve concentration and devotion, hence many onyx rosaries. Onyx is a strength-giving stone, aiding confidence and useful for athletes or people under stress. Its energy is a mental tonic and can help you cope with fears and worries, making you feel in harmony with your surroundings.

To see our onyx click MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk

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Much of this newsletter was taken from the book How to Make a Killing Selling Bead Jewelry To buy at a 33% discount to listed price click: US Version or UK Version

$12 or £7 Discount
Sample our beads with $12 or £7 Discount off in the MrBead bead store, just key in "nigel" at the checkout (without the commas) and click "Redeem Coupon".

Offer  valid until Thursday 30th June 2011 only - so act now! Only for use in our store at the checkout and not valid with any other offers.

To see all our beads at MrBead click MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk


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